social media

May 16, 2017 - 2:35pm
The nationwide popularity of and VSCO among teenagers and young adults have changed the way some SU students are participating in social media.

They have been featured in Rolling Stone and Business Insider for bursting onto the social media scene. They have gained popularity and millions of users despite many older than 25 being unaware of their existence. They have climbed the Apple app and Google Play stores’ charts peaking in the top ten. All these reasons drove communications and rhetorical studies junior, Dalena Vu to download one spring night while hanging out with friends.

March 7, 2017 - 11:37am
It took getting fired, a mattress from Craigslist and hard work to create the famous photo blog.

Getting fired from his job as a bond trader in Chicago was a good thing for Brandon Stanton.

He had been clinging to feeling prestigious, rooted from his insecurities about dropping out of college, working at Applebee’s and eventually completing his degree. Getting fired meant Stanton was free to pursue photography, a passion that led him to creating the popular blog Humans of New York.

November 14, 2014 - 2:32pm
Consulting firm Bain & Company highlighted the topic in a diagnostic report for SU in April.

When Syracuse University named Kelly Lux its first online community manager in 2010, Lux understood the expectations that came with the new position.

SU officials wanted her to start and build an online community with students and alumni through Twitter and Facebook. During her time in the position, her frequent activity on these channels led to an impressive growth of followers on SU’s social media platforms.

October 26, 2014 - 10:09pm
Review: Two more episodes in the series' inaugural season find it sticking to its shallow routines while once again showing promise for poignancy underneath.

Making friends as an adult is weird.

As a kid, your world is small. You sit next to other kids on the bus. You swing on swings. You play in the sand. Your moms drink wine on the porch while you ride bikes in the driveway. Friendship.

As a teen, you pick a category and define yourself. Jock, geek, goth, theater kid, music nerd. These are your people. Stick to them like glue, and enjoy the same things as far as your minimum wage part-time salary from the grocery store will take you. Friendship.

March 24, 2014 - 8:47am
Faculty members at many universities have begun to use social media as a tool to connect to students outside of the classroom.

Ulf Oesterle, the chair of the department of music and entertainment industries and professor in the Bandier Program, prefers students tweet at him rather than email him.

November 20, 2013 - 5:42pm
Centsere, a new social media platform created by three Syracuse University students, tailors charitable giving towards the donor and makes giving even simpler.

The CNY SPCA always needs donations. Imagine you could help with little effort. Imagine donating in small, painless increments.

This is Centsere, a new social media platform created by three Syracuse University students and graduates: Ian Dickerson, Michael Smith and Franklin Taylor. 

February 19, 2013 - 3:25pm
His posters may not have graced your walls in 10+ years, but the "I Want Candy" singer has been busy. Catch up before he comes to Syracuse next weekend.

Aaron Carter is coming to The Westcott on February 24 as part of his “The After Party” tour, and what better way to prepare for the show than by brushing up on your AC facts?

February 15, 2013 - 1:34pm
Local senior citizens and Renee Crown Honors students participated, side by side, in a social media class that used both Twitter and Facebook as a supplement to in-class teaching.

This fall Syracuse University students and local senior citizens enrolled in "HNR 360: Election and New Media" to learn about the impact of social media on political campaigns.

October 10, 2012 - 2:16pm
SU students take to Twitter to voice their feelings on Nas' no-show.

Amidst all the fanfare and good vibes that filled the Carrier Dome at last night’s One World Concert, one highly-anticipated artist that was slated to perform within the all-star lineup was noticeably absent: Nas.

May 18, 2012 - 6:42am
Educators and students from Syracuse to California joined a live Twitter chat this spring about social media in the classroom.

Social media has emerged as a dominant force in society. Everywhere we turn there are examples of sites like Twitter and Facebook being used in new and innovative ways.

How is this affecting how teachers teach and how students learn?

Are social media tools being utilized to their fullest potential?